Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Fact of the Day: Archer Samurai

While Japanese samurai were very well known for their swordsmanship, when the Samurai first originated they were better known as archers on horseback. They later mastered other weapons in many wars and conflicts. 

15 comments:

  1. You will find another "FACT" - the Japanese are excellent equestrians - check their tally of Olympic Medals.
    And now they possess the best bloodstock in Horse racing studs.
    B J Hunnicut aka Colin

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  2. Really? I had no idea about this fact!

    http://anna-alina.blogspot.com/

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  3. Arrows would be harder to avoid too, they could do it all I guess

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  4. I guess the combination arrows and horses was pretty lethal.

    -Kati

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  5. Finally, one fact that I did know about!! :)

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  6. I wonder who would have won if the Mongols and Japanese had ever competed on horseback. Both were tremendous archers on horseback.

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  7. interesting time line Adam








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  8. I actually didn't know that! I watched a documentary on Ninja's the other day (available on Netflix). I've always been intrigued by the Japanese culture. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. I never knew that! Thanks for sharing.

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